Monday, Mar 23, 2009
Dr. Kenneth J. Howard, family medicine physician at Harbin Clinic Calhoun Family Medicine was honored on March 21, 2009, at The View at King Plow Art Center in downtown Atlanta. The award will be given as a featured special presentation at the Annual Faculty Awards Gala hosted by the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).
Each year, medical students choose faculty members to be honored for excellence in Medical Education. Dr. Howard’s Award is special indeed, because he is the first rural adjunct assistant professor to be honored.
Prior to graduating, each 4th year medical student must complete a one-month Rural Primary Care Clerkship (RPCC) at one of 18 sites in rural Georgia or Alabama. The clerkship is facilitated by volunteer adjunct professors practicing in rural areas.
The Rome/Calhoun site has become an extremely popular site because of Dr. Howard, who has been a long-time RPCC preceptor.
This year, students from the MD Class of 2009 have chosen to honor Dr. Howard because of his eleven-year commitment to excellence in teaching and because he is a favorite among students. Brittany Bivines, fourth year medical student, says Working with Dr. Howard was one of the highlights of my senior year! He is such a wonderful person and an excellent teacher. By the end of the month, I felt like I knew what I was doing in the clinic setting.”
The award presentation will consist of a video of testimonials from past students and the RPCC director, as well as a picture slide show. Dr Howard will receive a faculty award, MSM paraphernalia and other special surprises.
Dr. Howard is a graduate of Bainbridge High School. He attended Morehouse College and received his Doctorate from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. He was chief resident and a Borroughs-Welcome Fellow.